“A Father’s Kaddish”: Movie Screening and Q&A


March 22, 2023    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


1187 Beacon Street, Brookline

How does a father go on after the loss of his 23-year-old son from brain cancer?  In A Father’s Kaddish, Steven Branfman, a potter and teacher, began his grief process by making one Japanese tea bowl (chawan).  He continues by making a new bowl every day for a year after his son Jared’s death.  This was his way of saying kaddish (the Jewish mourning prayer).  From one man’s poignant story at the intersection of love, art, and ritual comes a universal lesson for all who have experienced loss.

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception at 6:30pm. The screening of the movie A Father’s Kaddish will begin at 7:00pm, followed by a Q&A with director, Jen Kaplan, and film subject, Steven Branfman, both from the Boston area. 

Run time for the film will be approximately 30 minutes. Learn more about this award-winning film and watch the trailer here.

If you are joining us in person, the event will be in the Chapel. Please use the Marshal Street entrance by the parking lot. For those who cannot join us in person, there will be a virtual option.